8 Simple Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Home
When you moved into your house, there was a certain feeling of joy that came with decorating and making it your own. You’d fallen in love with the look of the house and you couldn’t imagine changing it. But even the nicest homes after a while can become a little stale.
If you’re feeling unsatisfied and complacent with the look of your home, you’re not alone. After living in a property for a long time, it’s easy to become bored with how the inside of your home looks and feels.
But don’t worry; we’re here to help.
You can make your home feel fresh and new again with only a few simple changes. We’ve decided to take a look at a couple, could they work for you?
Start With A Deep Clean
If you want to make your home feel brand new again, you’re going to have a give it a good clean first.
A clean house is a clean mind, after all.
Whilst you may be used to doing your weekly house clean, this is going to need a little more elbow grease. Take the time to pull everything out and give it a scrub, leave no surface un-wiped and no cupboard un-searched.
Every home can benefit from a deep clean and it will instantly make your home feel and definitely smell fresher.
A Fresh Coat Of Paint Can Do Wonders
One of the easiest and most cost-effective tricks to shaking things up in your home is to give the walls some new colour.
Changing the colour of a room can drastically change the way you feel about it. It may sound like a daunting task to paint an entire room, but once you get going it can be quite therapeutic.
There’s no need to worry about the cost either, as you’re likely to be able to finish a room for under £50. We suggest getting some paint samples first and researching the perfect colour to lighten up your room. Painting a room can even be a fun experience, especially if you get the kids involved.
Be sure not to wear your favourite jeans though, it’s going to get a little messy.
Try Moving Things Around
Sometimes simply moving some furniture around can give a room a completely different feel.
Whether it’s putting the sofa against a different wall, swapping out pieces of art or even changing which way the TV faces, all of these can make a big difference. By moving around some furniture and allowing some light into your home, you can give it a warm and homely feel and you might even save on your electric bill, which isn’t bad at all.
You should try playing around with it and finding a combination that suits you. It might be worth planning out the re-arrange on some paper beforehand before you move any furniture.
Add Some New Additions
It may seem like an obvious choice, but purchasing a couple of new additions can transform the way you feel about a room.
Is there a better feeling than getting into a bed with fresh new sheets? If you say there is, you’re probably lying. Why not go one further and replace your pillows or duvet for the complete comfort experience?
You can apply this method to the rest of the home too. New pictures, new sofa pillows or even just changing out your coffee and sugar pots in the kitchen can make a difference. You don’t have to necessarily break the bank to change things up.
Re-Organise Your Belongings
Another way to shake things up is to re-organise your things.
This can vary from the contents of your wardrobe to the order of your DVDs.
Re-organising can help in clearing your mind and making everything more convenient for you. For example, prioritise clothes that you wear the most and anything that you rarely wear can go in drawers or even the attic (if you have one). Being able to access things you use on a daily basis easily will make your life easier.
You can often find a lot of things you don’t want or need anymore when re-organising the rest of your things, but we’ll get to that later on.
Are You A Fan Of Candles?
Arguably the simplest way to change your feelings on a room is to light a candle or burn some incense.
Candles are more popular than ever, with the likes of Yankee Candle being a fan favourite (especially around Christmas time) and who doesn’t want their home to smell nice?
There are so many different varieties of candles out there that you’re bound to find at least a couple that you like. All of these amazing scents can breath some new life into your home and with so many to choose from, you’ll be keeping it fresh for a very long time.
Bring The Weather Inside
Like us, we imagine that you’re a big fan of Christmas.
Who doesn’t love Christmas?
There is no better feeling than decorating your home for the December holiday and the feel it brings to a house. But it doesn’t necessarily have to end when we reach January.
Decorating your home to fit the season can be a nice way of keeping your home feeling fresh all year round.
For example, in the autumn you might want to have a lot of orange and brown colours scattered around the house. Summer and springtime could bring in lighter colours and more natural lighting too. Matching your interior to the season can be a fun and simple way to keep your home changing.
If You Don’t Need It, Get Rid
When cleaning your home, you’re likely to uncover some things you probably forgot you even owned.
It’s easy enough to say you’ll use it again, but will you really?
Getting rid of clutter and junk that you don’t need will free up a lot of space and has the potential to make your house feel bigger.
Think you’ve got something that you might be able to make some money back on? There’s no harm in trying. Selling your unwanted items can be a great way of re-homing things whilst making back a couple of pounds. You could use that potential money to buy some new items or even decorating tools. Putting things on eBay is a great way to earn back some cash or you could even donate to charity.
So that’s our list. You deserve to live in a home that you’re happy with, and keeping it fresh can go a long way. Let us know if any of these tips work for you and if you have any of your own.